Wow, September flew by already!
It was a month of cooler temperatures, the start of football, and getting back into the swing of hockey. Labor Day weekend was calm and relaxing, and I was able to get a lot of scrapping done. I'm just now starting to scrapbook our trip to Spain from December, oye ve!
We also met up with friends Sean and Steph to see "The Book of Mormon" musical in Denver, which was beyond hilarious, and have a nice dinner.
Other than that, we took a road trip to North Dakota, to visit JC's grandmother. It's a loooong 10-hour drive, so we left early Friday morning and arrived there at 5:30. Most of the trip was through Wyoming, but then we crossed into South Dakota and then into Dickinson, North Dakota. We visited with JC's grandmother briefly at the nursing home before going grocery shopping, getting dinner and crashing. We stayed at her house in Belfield, a small town just 15 minutes away from Dickinson, which was built by JC's grandfather in the 1960's. It's VERY small: one story with a basement, with only two bedrooms, the smallest bathroom ever, a kitchen and one living room. It's fascinating to imagine that JC's grandfather built the whole house by himself...and that SEVEN people lived in it!
On Saturday we visited again with JC's grandmother and took her out for a while. We had lunch at a very popular local hangout called The Dairy Barn where I had a pizza burger--a hamburger with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce!
We also drove around Dickinson to see where JC's parents lived and went to college, and we drove around Belfield to see where they both grew up. We even got to visit the Ukrainian Catholic Church where JC's parents got married and where JC and his sisters were baptized.
On Saturday night we drove to Wibeaux, Montana (yes, a THIRD new state on this trip, woo hoo!) for beer and dinner. Our main reason to go to Wibeaux was the Beaver Creek Brewery that makes really good beer and the best root beer ever.
Here is the rest of the town, literally, not kidding. But honestly, we had dinner at Shamrock and it was SO good! Except for the chicken gizzards, could have done without that experience...
Finally here's a super cool building that's to the left of Shamrock that I just adore. Looks like it was an old general store or something. I am such a sucker for old, dilapidated buildings!
Next month I'll have something completely different...